I Want It! I Need It!

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Discuss wants and needs with your elementary ecologists and get them to consider what would happen to our natural resources if we all got everything that we want. Learners play a card sorting game and take an ecological footprint quiz on the Internet.

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Pros

  • Cute and colorful cards make the game memorable
  • A pertinent lesson in considering our own impact on the environment
  • Excellent extension suggestions provided
  • Helps meet Next Generation Science Standards for fourth grade
Cons

  • The link to the ecological footprint quiz in the lesson plan does not work, but you can easily find others online on sites such as http://www.myfootprint.org/